Surin Useful Information

Surin Useful Information

 Surin is known for its beautiful beaches, natural attractions, cultural heritage, and elephant culture. Some of the things you can do in Surin are:

Visit the Surin National Museum, where you can learn about the history, archaeology, and ethnic groups of Surin 

Explore the Surin Islands National Park, where you can enjoy the marine life, coral reefs, and sea turtles 

Watch the Surin Elephant Round-up, an annual festival that celebrates the bond between humans and elephants 

Experience the local cuisine, such as Surin sausage, sticky rice, and grilled chicken. 

Shop for handicrafts, such as silk and silver, at the Surin Plaza Night Market or the Khwao Sinaring Handicraft Village. 

Useful recommended information about Surin

Surin information

Surin Province With an area of approximately 5 million rai, it is the 24th largest province in the country, with an area in the south bordering the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is a dense forest and has high mountains. And it's also complicated. It's a wide area. But the central part of the province is mostly a lowland area. The northern part is the river basin. There are important rivers, namely Nam Mun River, Nam Chi River, and Huai Seneng, and the rivers flow through many provinces and various districts. and also has abundant resources It is also another province with a long history, starting about 2000 years ago during the Khmer period of power in this region. Later, when the Khmer empire lost its power Therefore it was abandoned for a long time. And it is another province in the lower Isan border, also known as Southern Isan, which is full of many different cultures and traditions.

Territory of Surin Province

North is next to Roi Et Province and Maha Sarakham Province.

Southern borders with Cambodia

East connects with Sisaket

West connects with Buriram Province.

Seal of Surin Province

The provincial seal of Surin is an image of Lord Indra riding an Erawan elephant in front of Hin Sikhoraphum Castle.

The provincial tree of Surin is the Kankrao tree.

The national flower of Surin Province is the Kankrao flower.

The auspicious plant species bestowed by Surin Province is the maca tree.

Surin Province motto

Surin, the land of big elephants, beautiful silk, beautiful beads, rich castles, sweet cabbage, fragrant rice, beauty and culture.

Festivals and traditions

Surin Elephant Show

Surin Province has had elephants as animals of the city since ancient times. In the past, wild elephants were captured and trained to be used in various fields such as transportation and elephants also played a role in religious and cultural ceremonies. As a result, the first elephant show was held since 1960 and has become known to Thais and foreigners until the present. This event is held around mid-November. inviting to attract many foreign tourists There are activities related to elephants and elephant keepers. with impressive local performances by the people of Surin.


Tradition of ordaining Naga Elephant

Tradition of ordaining Naga Elephant It is another unique tradition. It is a tradition held at Ban Ta Klang, Krapo Subdistrict, Tha Tum District, Surin Province. It is a folk tradition of the Kui people or Kuay people, which are villagers who live a way of life between humans and elephants. that has inherited the way of life from our ancestors for hundreds of years.

Tradition of climbing Khao Sawai Ring a thousand bells and pay homage to the 9 sacred things.

Tradition of climbing Khao Sawai Ring a thousand bells and pay homage to the 9 sacred things. Most Surin people tend to value tradition. When the fifth month arrives, Surin people consider it a tradition to stop work. Every year, the people of Surin province join together to organize a traditional merit-making event up Khao Sawai. To pay homage to the 9 sacred things for good fortune as well.

Tradition of stirring Khao Thip

Villagers in every village in the area united and joined together to help pound rice in the traditional way. To prepare it for the traditional ceremony of stirring Khao Thip. Ceremony for stirring 25 pans of Khao Thip according to an ancient ritual. In the past, farmers liked to eat Khao Mao. Is it a snack or a food? Taming Khao Mao is a tradition that has existed since ancient times until the present. But nowadays it's very hard to find. There will be only certain areas or villages that still continue to revive the culture.

Marriage traditions

It is the most important tradition of every person's life because it is a day to build family institutions, create careers, and create heirs to the family lineage. Surin weddings emphasize gratitude and remembrance of the deities. ancestral ghosts and has not abandoned the legends and beliefs about love And in the procession, the turtle is a symbol representing the belief in abundance. Therefore it is classified as a component of the procession.

Sandonta tradition

The Sandonta tradition has been around for thousands of years. The Khmer people see a way to dedicate merit to the ghosts of their ancestors, grandparents, grandparents, and parents in order to receive the merit that they dedicate. So that every sin will be alleviated. Let your children and grandchildren live in peace and happiness. No matter what business you do, you will be successful in every way. This is a belief of the Surin people that has been passed down for a long time.

Why learn about Surin Province?

Get to know the lifestyle of people in Surin Province

Able to understand the work of farmers

Exchanged knowledge and experience

Get to know various cultures and traditions

Language of the Surin people

Language used in everyday life in Surin Province

Northern Khmer language or Sung Khmer (Thai dialect Khmer)

Central Khmer language It is the language of people living in Cambodia.

Southern Khmer language It is the language of Vietnamese people of Khmer descent.

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